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[♪ theme music ♪] >>> i'm michael shure. tonight in "the war room," union busting, arrests, the coach brothers, the president, it seems michigan has a little something for everyone these days. [♪ theme music ♪] insicuderr "the war room," i'm michael shure sitting in for jennifer granholm. tonight the fight rages on in michigan. the new front line for the battle for worker's rights in this country. the uaw is founded there, but republican lawmakers are now threatening to cripple it there. this is pure and simple union busting. these right to work laws have already had serious impacts across the country. wages for all workers, unionized and otherwise have decreased an average of $1,500 a year and workers are less likely to get health insurance or pensions. during the campaign any president voiced strong support the unions but as we know campaigning a very different from governing. things didn't look too promising this morning. so let's let the president speak for himself on this one. here he is in red ford, michigan late this afternoon. >> obama: what
'm going to bring in michael shure, our epic political correspondent. they're even running ads now or it seems like ads campaign ads even though the campaign is over. let me show you one of them, and then get your reaction. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> the polling is with the president. the clear mandate of this election was that the majority of americans agreed with president obama's vision of one of the ways to fix the fiscal cliff had to be to put new revenues and raise the tax rates of the wealthiest americans. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: so taking this case to the american people fighting strong, making his own case which he we've been asking him to do for four straight years. my reaction was this. >> flabbergasted. [ laughing ] >> cenk: what's your reaction. >> slightly flabbergasted because this is not how the president has worked before. he ran with a grassroots in 2008. we tried to recreate that, talked about the ground game in the campaign in 2012. he's taking a grassroots campaign to politics, which is what progressives have been begging him to do now for a while. it seems to be
] we've got everybody here, michael shure and lucy is back. >> and it's obvious when you look at cenk. >> cenk: and mark thompson will give us his expertise of climate change among other topics, the climate change a little bit later, but i want to start with budget proposal. president obama came up with a new proposal. it's the same as the old proposal. you know why? the republicans did not have a new one. all right i'll resubmit it for you. $1.6 trillion in tax increases over ten years. $50 billion in immediate stimulus spending. he was rubbing their nose in it, yeah i want more stimulus. how do you like me now. no congressional votes to raise for debt ceiling and $400 billion in long-term savings from medicare. republicans, conservatives oh, they're we side be side themselves. >> the proposal delivered by secretary geithner was not a serious proposal. >> it was not a serious proposal. >> we got to get serious here. >> serious decisions. >> say it isn't so, mr. speaker. >> serious matter. we're being serious. this is not a serious offer. >> this is an insulting deal. >> this is not a
for mitt romney. everybody is here. ana kasparian, jayar jackson and michael shure with you guys. so, first of all ana let me just start on the romney thing there. >> sure. >> cenk: man he's corporate look is the look for him. he looked like a creeper in that outfit. now the thing is, my question to you is what would you do if your mitt romney. >> i would do exactly what he's doing now. i think it's funny that people are picking on him and making fun on him. it looks sad because we look at him as this extremely fabulously rich guy who probably doesn't do anything himself. but who doesn't enjoy a trip to costco with a free sample. >> cenk: and he's in la jolla it's time to enjoy that car. liz with us as part of our crew today. we have word that he's joining the marriott board for the third time. is that the direction you would go? what would you do if you were romney. >> i'm not sure that backwards is always the best way to go. let's go back to your namesake, back to marriott. i don't think i would go to costco, although i'm not one that trolls costco for the snacks. i don't have it in me, a
to talk to michael shure. he'll have news in what the president is planning to do and whether we're going to take action this time around. >> cenk, the president himself is not delineated what he's going to do, nor do we expect him just today to wake up and say this is what our plan is, the white house jay carney was a little circumspect but understanding that there will be some action. the president last night though took to well it was the airwaves, but also to a gathering, an ecumenical gathering of service remembrance in newtown connecticut. here is the president speaking first about his reflection of what happened there. >> obama: can we honestly say that we're doing enough to keep our children all of them, safe from harm? i've been reflecting on this the last few days. if we're honest with ourselves the answer is no. we're not doing enough. we will have to change. since i have been president this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. we can't tolerate this any more. these tragedies must end. and to end them they must c
fights angry words. michael shure is here with me. we'll talk about the politics of this. obviously tearing down the tent was a bad idea, it looks bad and fox news are able to say ha-ha, union thugs. what do you do? you have the legislature. they had the governor. they hatch this plot, as one of them explained, the g.o.p. in michigan as we showed on the show yesterday, they hatched the plot in 2007. the minute we had enough republicans we go forward and we destroy union rights. >> what you do is you don't unfortunately, punch people in the face and tear their tents down for the exact reasons. i'm glad to see the valium kicking in for this segment but for the exact same reasons you delineated there. you don't want these images out there because then you have an us versus them. >> cenk: do you think they wanted this? you can't blame the victims. i'm not--and there were people inside the tent. if there were no people inside the tent and they took the tent down, i would have no problems. and someone was punched outrageous. but do you the americans for prosperity put the tent there-- >>
afterwards: >> cenk: oh, i see. they're worse off than we are. let's bring in michael shure to talk about boehner and how this nonsense is shaping up. good to see you. >> i think i have a little ukrainian in me, too. >> cenk: it's cool, it's cool, man. let's start with boehner. today he came out and gave the same stonewall answer that he always does, saying hey i want low taxes for the top 2%, i don't want to raise their taxes at all. what's amazing is how similar his language is to the same things he said back in 1993 dealing with president clinton. watch that. >> we republicans are rely gated to the sidelines even though we have a solid plan ready to go to reduce the deficit a plan with no tax increases and true cuts in government spending. >> the president still has not made an offer that meets those two standards but republicans have. >> president can talk about deficit reduction and spending cuts all he wants. the problem is that's not what his program's all about. >> while the president promise the american people a balanced approach his proposals have been anything but. >> clinton
that hit low earners the most. >> all right, michael shure is here. he's going to try to talk me off the ledge. >> when did you come up with your grand bargain grand larceny? brilliant. >> thank you. about a year ago when i realized what was happening. >> we have to be honest with one another. right now this is an a.p. report about somebody close to the negotiations who is reporting that this might be on the table. >> you believe it. don't pretend you don't believe it. >> cenk, this is what's being reported by a.p. secondhand. there is nothing in front of the congress or harry reid. >> cenk: get beyond that argument, because it's nonsense. >> it's not nonsense. >> they put it out to the a.p. >> they may put it out to rally the democrats against what the republicans are doing. [ laughter ] >> you can laugh, you can do your fake, false laugh at me right there if you want. the point is there is a tactic. the white house can leak something so as to get the people in congress all of whom tailed are saying absolutely not to go into social security. richard durbin is. yes, they are. >> cenk
on vacation. >> cenk: i don't know if you found the answer satisfactory. we'll go to michael shure our epic political correspondent. look, this is what the president falls on all the time. he's right there were two wars, and a lot of things going on. but at the same time less keep it reel. he didn't think it was advantageous to take it on in his first term. >> every president is busy. just because you're doing wars and saving an industry doesn't mean you don't also have time to act on guns. like you said, he is treaded too lightly in this area. he could be issuing executives orders and doing things immediately which he is not doing right now. he's talking about do something a month from now. all the credit in the world to him giving it to joe biden the right guy to lead this. he's starting tomorrow leading with the cabinet secretary. but the executive order would show that the white house is ahead of this issue. president obama is rarely ahead of an issue. >> cenk: he's a great follower in that sense. if he does something great. wipe away the past, and thank god for that. but on the other i
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